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Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #5)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  65,332 ratings  ·  1,308 reviews
Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear that they could not win, all of the faeries moved below ground—all except for the 8th family, the demons. Rather than surrender, they used a magical time spell to take their colony out of time and into Limbo. There they have lived for decades, planning t ...more
Published by Carlsen (first published 2006)
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Nestle
I was ecstatic when i bought the new release just last year! Here i thought that there would never be another person who could match artemis fowl and here pops up a Pretty, 12 year old French Prodigy! Who Artemis seems to be really attracted to! I must say that i am very excited for these two geniuses! A girl version of Artemis Fowl named Minerva! what a coincidence in names! The girl seems to be definately artemis' match! Well, Minerva, at this age is just like Artemis when he was 12 years old, ...more
Nikki
Reading too many Eoin Colfer books too close together doesn't seem to help in appreciating them. There's something about the tone and such that just starts to get on my nerves after two or three of his books. Still, Artemis Fowl is still fun, and while this book didn't contain many surprises, I quite liked the new characters, and I'm interested to see what happens in future. Minerva should be interesting, and I hope Number One shows up again. And Doodah, maybe.

Other than that, though, I don't ha
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Cassie
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony is the fifth book in the series, and I personally think that everyone who loves Harry Potter should read these books. Better written and with more intelligent contemplation of elements like magic and technology, this is a series that readers of all ages can enjoy. By book five, we’ve been introduced to a wide and fun cast of characters, and unfortunately had one of our good friends die. There is no over-arcing plot between books, though there are certainly continuin ...more
Caela Harrison
I like Eoin Colfer - he has some cracking ideas. However, he is one of the laziest writers I've read in a while. His work would be so much better if he spend a little time on it; he has the manner of a 10 year old boy with a brilliant idea, desperate to gush it all out before it's lost.

There is no excuse for a children's book to be shoddy. I'm not ashamed of reading children's books, but I do wish authors would try a little harder. Colfer has a good mind and a great deal of potential to write we
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Lisa
While I very much love this series, I had found it difficult to finish this book when I read it. I got half way through and just stopped, which is weird because this is my second favourite series.
But I do feel that there was just a little too much going on for me, and a lot of new characters.
And, on a personal side, I didn't at all enjoy Minerva. She didn't even grow on me like characters usually do.
But there are some interesting developments that are key in book too and definitely worth the
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Debbie
Sep 13, 2008 Debbie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: acion/fantasy fans
Book five in the Artemis Fowl series.

When the fairy folk decided to live underground to keep their world a secret from humans, the Demons refused to join them. Instead, the Demons chose to move their island home to another dimension where they could hide until they were strong enough to defeat the humans. The island ended up in Limbo and the Demons were trapped indefinitely. However, as the time spell weakened, demons began popping up in the present.

Artemis figures out where the Demons are like
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H Mckeachie Mckeachie
Mar 25, 2008 H Mckeachie Mckeachie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like adventure and comedy
Recommended to H Mckeachie by: my family
"Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony" is a great book! If you have read the other books in the series this is a great continuation of them. I think this book is good for many reasons. First of all, it is filled with humorous and witty comments, even in the most dire situations Eoin Colfer finds room to fit them. You will find yourself laughing outloud to yourself when reading. Another great thing about this book is that it takes you on and adventure and it starts off right away, there's no waiting ...more
Jason
I started these a couple of years ago and have worked through this, the fifth and most recent book, in the Artemis Fowl series. These books are simply fantastic, hilarious mixtures of technology and mythology, and a 12-year-old (when the series begins) Richie Rich type Irish kid who happens to be the most brilliant criminal mind to come down the pipe since Lex Luthor. These will probably end up being dated for their ultra-up-to-date technological bent (much like C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy is now ...more
Alex Murphy
This was the only Artemis Fowl book that has confused me so much I had to re-read the finale to figure out what happened.

Even so, it was very interesting, with the introduction of Nº1, a demon who feels out-of-place in his bloodthirsty world.

One thing Eoin Colfer knows how to do is end a book. The last pages of his works inspire you to wish you had the sequel in your hands. This one is not only no exception.

Of all the series, this one is probably the most pretentious. But that's only minorly off
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Nicola
I LOVE THIS SERIES! The way Eoin Colfer raises the stakes with every book while deepening the characters and their relationships is so amazing. So good, I didn't want to put it down.
Aliya
This is where the Artemis Fowl series starts to go in a downward spiral. I don’t know if it’s because I read them when I was older (considering they were published when I was older obviously in comparison to the first 4 books) or it’s because they really did get a worse than the first four. I read this one twice - didn’t really like it much the first time around, but liked it a lot more after having forgot what happened and re-reading it.

The storyline is nice and it flows nicely, and a ton of ne
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Karissa
The Artemis Fowl books have continued to be a great series to read. For some reason I always start reading these books with a bit of reluctance because they are, after all, kids books. A few pages into the book though I am always hooked again; this continues to be the case.

In this book Artemis calculates that the time warped island that demons live on is slowly unraveling. He is attempting to prove his calculation by detaining a time warped demon. With a demon as proof he is hoping that fairykin
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Tyler
In the penultimate Artemis Fowl book, the series manages to get even weirder than before. The story is just as lively and interesting but a little disturbing with Artemis's switching digits and gaining magical abilities. Initially I must say that this doesn't please me as it seems to break (or at least bend) several of the implied rules of fantasy, especially children's fantasy. However, this may change when the final book is released. It is also quite intriguing to note how Artemis has turned h ...more
Gonzalo
Nov 14, 2007 Gonzalo rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people
Shelves: 07-08
This book was great. It's about A ciminal mastermind, a 15 year old prodigy named Artemis Fowl and how he is trying to save this new race from extinction. Artemis has to go through many obstacles, and the one that caused him the most trouble was his rival a girl named Minera who Aremis has a crush on. His sarcasm,crush,the mix of myth and modern day war-fare makes this book funny and great.This book always keeps you thinking and has lots of suspense in it,even in the end of the book. Even though ...more
Sara ♥
11/3/2008:
HOLY COW!!! It ended, and I went, "WHHAAAAT????!??!?! GOOD THING THE NEXT ONE IS OUT!!!!!!!" Not that it was terribly cliffhangery or anything. It wasn't... but I'm sitting here going, "But... but.... but..... but.... *strange and desperate squeal from the back of my throat*" Minerva!! :) And Butler! And HOLLY!! It was really really really really really really good!

10/29/2008:
HOLY CRAP!! I'm almost done with this book (on CD)...!!! It's SO GOOD!! SO INTENSE!!!
Grant Herfindahl
A very awesome Science fiction read.
Rayan
I thought that “Artemis Fowl the Lost Colony” was a particularly amazing book compared to some of the other books from the same series that I have already read.
In most of the books there was one problem that Artemis, Holly, Butler, Mulch, and Foaly were trying to stop. In this book there were multiple problems, and multiple people with different motivations all going after the same thing while the group tried to defend it. First Minerva Paradizo tries to find a demon to inspect it and win the No
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Hai Jie
I chose this book because I had read the other books in this series(Artemis Fowl)and I had liked all of it so I chose this book since it was next in the series and I had hopes that it will be a good book.
This book impressed me by the good details and the knowledge in the book. When Eoin Colfer said that the Artemis Fowl had 200+ IQ, I didn't necessarily believed him since in the books I have read in the series, it didn't say much about Artemis Fowl's great IQ. However, there were a little proo
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Elizabetha S.
Me encanta la serie de Artemis Fowl. Es cierto que las entregas nos son parejas y unas son mejores que otras, pero nunca me decepcionan. Poseen esa frescura y fluidez de las que adolece tristemente Rick Riordan y que hacen que sea una saga que me parece deliciosa. Sus personajes son simpáticos y coherentes, evolucionan en el tiempo y los toques de humor de la trama son ejecutados impecablemente, aportando naturalmente risas a la trama sin un asomo de artificio.

En esta entrega encontramos a un Ar
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Jianne
The Lost Colonoy is the fifth installment in the Artemis Fowl. Sadly, it wasn't as good as the previous book, The Opal Deception. Before starting with the review, I just want to share my opinion as to people saying that the Artemis Fowl is similar to the Harry Potter series which I completely disagree on.

` Artemis Fowl has no scar on his forehead.
` His parents are alive.
` He goes not go to a boarding school/magical school.
` He has a bodyguard.
` There is no evil guy "Voldemort" (who tried to kill
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Naiya
Just as you're settling down into plot complacency, this Artemis Fowl book takes a hard right into inter-dimensional travel. A long time ago, when the fairies realized they were losing the war with the humans, they decided to retreat into the earth–all except for the fifth fairy family, the demons. The demons took their island of Hybras and sent it into another dimension with a spell.

But after a long series of calculations, Artemis is beginning to suspect that the magic holding Hybras in limbo i
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Anna
My least favourite of the set. I got very tired of the jocular narrative language throughout - the narrator can't keep his own feelings out of the story. Even the most dire of situations are tainted with jokes and quips, which is very unrealistic. I've noticed that every single character - Holly, Butler, Artemis, No. 1, Qwan - makes quips during times of crisis. Is this realistic for all the characters to act the same in the same situation?

If anything, Colfer's extensive cliched language has onl
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Al

Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilization underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All the fairy families agreed on this, except the 8th family, the demons.

The demons planned to lift their small island out of time until they had regrouped and were ready to wage war on the humans once more. However the time spell w

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Jason P
For the fifth novel of the Artemis fowl series I jumped right into it. I knew that I would be regaled by Nathaniel Parker, and the great narrating he does for the series. In this volume we catch up, yet again (duh), with Artemis and his trusty pal/bigger brother type person/bodyguard (yeesh), Butler. No he is not in fact Artemis's butler.

We're off on another adventure with them when we find Holly and Mulch, former LEP officer and convict, trying out their new jobs as bounty hunters. This time we
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Fran Slimon
It has been a while since I read the first few books in the Artemis adventures and it took a little time to get in to this one at first. I couldn't piece together the events in my mind and I didn't feel the incentive to keep going. I soon got over this though! Once the characters were reunited in another quick paced adventure I was once again hooked and the old excitement I'd felt reading the others came surging back like magic. I really enjoyed getting to know some new characters- Minerva the g ...more
Leigh
I love this series of books, particularly the witty Irish humor of the author that blends so well with the action of the story. While these books can be dismissed as kids or teen Lit., like Harry Potter they are so well-written they transcend the genre. Artemis is also a completely engaging character, who is in many ways an anti-Potter. Read them and you'll find out why I say that.
Cindy
I was soooo excited to see this one at the bookstore today that I grabbed it right away and finished it already. Artemis is up to his old tricks, but with a twist this time - there's nothing in it for him. Well, almost nothing. And he may have met his match in this one, with a pretty blonde young genius with her own scheme to infiltrate the fairy world. Oh, and that creepy image on the cover of the book - that's a demon. And he's on his way into our world.

I did enjoy this one, but not quite as m
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Gabriela Roberts
This was a really good one, i dont remember a whole lot of this book, but my God was it good. I know its for pre teens and whatever, but when i think back to the book itself i think i would be a fin read no matter your age.
Denae Christine
My favorite scene of all the AF books is in this one, when everyone is dying at the end and Artemis just keeps counting . . . .
Ashley
Better than the last one but Artemis Fowl is still held back by dumb things like Imp school and farting dwarves.
This is not at all what I expected from this series.
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A
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Artemis Fowl (8 books)
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  • The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2)
  • The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)
  • The Opal Deception  (Artemis Fowl, #4)
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